- Jan 4, 2016
In Liverpool's case, the big names they signed were what they needed to turn into title contenders. I think United tried to do that when signed Pogba Ibrahimovic and Mourinho but it obviously didn't work out.Did Liverpool win and the league by going all out on big names? Apart from VVD from Southampton, and Alison from Roma, none of their signings were big names.
Even City don’t sign “big names” they have in the past signed the best players in the 21-24 year age bracket but none of those signings were for fees like say £120m. Initially they went after “big names” eg Robinho etc but it didn’t really get them anywhere
Great teams are built by a mixture of things. I still think this season, with a more tactically astute and obsessed to win manager we could have drawn less games and might have taken it to last day and maybe even won the league.
In our case, the problem is, even if we manage to sign say, two world class players, it still wouldn't make the team good enough to compete with City week in week out...
I'm not saying United should go all out to buy players, even because of the impact covid has had on the market, but I expect the club to at least target, say, a world class defender or Goalkeeper.
I'm not sure if Henderson can become that good and De Gea in best case scenario would get back some of his old form, but not all of it.